National Recording Artist Fred Hammond will be in a spectacular gospel extravaganza with Syracuse University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, 10th Annual Cora A. Thomas Gospel Extravaganza on Sunday, April 19th at Bethany Baptist Church 4:30pm for OMA’s Black History Month. The event had been postponed in February, due to Weather.
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4:30pm Sunday, April 19
Bethany Baptist Church
149 Beattie St.
Few gospel artists can boast of the consistency of sales, radio airplay and concert appearances that Fred Hammond has achieved over the course of his career. As a solo artist, founder of the pioneering urban group, Commissioned, and his work with Radical for Christ combined, Fred has sold over 5 million albums and these endeavors have made him a mainstay on Billboard’s Gospel Chart top 10, along with frequent appearances on the magazine’s Heatseekers and Music Video Sales charts. In addition, as if that were not enough, Hammond’s work as a producer has landed him in the #1 spot among gospel producers according to the Gospel Music Round-up.
Throughout his professional career, Hammond has maintained a reputation for excellence, racking up numerous awards and nominations including the Grammy, the BET, N.A.A.C.P. Image, Stellar, Dove, and GMWA Excellence Awards.
Hammond who is widely considered the architect of “urban praise and worship” has created a whole new genre of contemporary Gospel music with the establishment of his exciting new label “F. Hammond Music Label“. Its debut release entitled “In Case You Missed… And Then Some“, featured brand new artists on the F. Hammond Music Label including Joann Rosario, Shea Norman, & The Singletons and has sold well over 200,000 copies.
In addition to Hammond’s studio career, he has continued to take his special brand of gospel to audiences around the world, performing an average of 30 weeks per year. Hammond has headlined thousands of concert dates with an average audience attendance of 3,000, in addition to television appearances on the nationally syndicated The Stellar Awards, Lou Rawls Parade of Stars, BET’s Celebration of Gospel Music, BET’s Walk of Fame, N.A.A.C.P.’s A Tribute to Stevie Wonder, 106 & Park and TBN’s highly-rated shows The Pat Boone Show, Praise the Lord, and The 700 Club.
This event is Free thanks to the Thomas Family, WAER FM88,.3, Power 620 and Bethany Baptist Church.